Author: Sophie Palmer

Food swaps for a healthier you

If you’re aiming to live a healthier lifestyle, the best thing you can do is simply begin to swap your habits out for healthier ones. This blog will go over 4 food swaps you can make to help you live a healthier lifestyle. 

  1. Margarine for ghee 

It’s a misconception that margarine is a healthier option when it comes to butter-like spreads. Margarine is lower in saturated fat but as we know saturated fat isn’t as bad as it was once made out to be. Instead of using margarine on your toast, why not swap it out for ghee. Ghee is a whole food-derived nutrient-dense and is health-promoting from everything to your skin and your brain health. 

You’ll be able to find ghee in health food shops or you can even try to make your own! 

  1. Table salt for sea salt 

Swapping out your table salt for sea salt is one of the easiest swaps you can make and it comes with the most benefits. Salt has gotten a bad reputation in the past but it is also a vital mineral that helps promote healthy muscle and nerve function, regulate blood pressure, support thyroid function and boost metabolism. However not all salts are created equally, table salt is highly refined and devoid of minerals. The refining process destroys any existing minerals and are then added back in, including iodine which means it will not absorb it as well.

Swapping to sea salt or Himalayan sea salt comes with many benefits: 

  • Detoxifies the body by balancing pH
  • Relaxes muscles 
  • Helps maintain proper fluid balance and supports hydration. 
  1. Bottled salad dressing for homemade salad dressing 

Most shop-bought salad dressings are made with artificial flavours, refined sugars, excess sodium and preservatives, which is why we recommend making your own! Swapping this out is not only a healthy habit but it is also a lot more delicious. You can make so many different kinds, anything from lemon tahini dressing to creamy cashew caesar dressing. 

  1. Sports drinks for coconut water 

It is vital to stay hydrated during workouts but sports drinks that are filled with refined sugar and artificial flavours are not the answer! Many of us turn to sports drinks to replace electrolytes such as potassium and sodium that we lose during a workout, but a much healthier option is coconut water. Coconut water works in the same way a sports drink does, it hydrates the body and replenishes electrolytes.

For more tips and tricks on how to live a healthier lifestyle head over to our blog today.

3 reasons why your digestion is not as good as it could be!

Did you know good digestion is the foundation for your whole body’s health? Many factors can contribute to bad digestion, and this blog will go over 3 of these! 

  1. Are you drinking enough water?

Water is necessary for healthy digestion from start to finish! Even being slightly dehydrated is a one-way street to constipation and struggles with your digestion. Water is effective saliva which contains digestive enzymes to break down fats and carbohydrates in your mouth.  The gastric juices in your stomach need water as it is an important part of your stomach’s acid! Along with this water is needed to produce the mucus that coats the inside of your stomach which protects it from acids and enzymes. Drinking water will help to absorb nutrients! 

If you aren’t drinking enough water, why not try drinking herbal teas during your day!?

  1. Are you listening to your body?

This is something that can be overlooked when it comes to digestion. Once you start paying attention to this you will see a difference! 

When your stomach is grumbling, it is a sign from your brain that you are hungry, if you’re not feeling this then it might not be time to eat! However, if you do ignore the signs it could also affect your digestion in a negative way! So be sure to listen to your body. 

  1. Are you eating too much sugar and processed food? 

This one may be obvious but eating sugar and processed foods means you’re not eating enough fibre, so you won’t be nourishing your gut microbiome. It’s important to look after your body, the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients you get in your diet to help your body manage stress.  

Sugar and processed foods are known to cause bloating and constipation. If you’re struggling with bloating, get in touch with eternalbeing today! 

If you are struggling with your gut health?  Understand your body and digestion with our help. We have many helpful blogs, but also feel free to get in touch with us

3 Gentle Exercise Ideas For Spring

As the nights get lighter and the weather begins to warm up, the motivation to start moving more comes. We understand that not everyone wants to do full-on cardio-intensive HITT workouts, which is why we have put together 3 gentle exercise ideas that are perfect for the Spring months. 


Walking can be one of the easiest ways to exercise when you have a busy lifestyle. Now Spring has sprung, making the most of the brighter evening and the weather warming up will not only be a great form of general exercise but will also help your mental health. 

There are a few ways you can add walking into your daily routine: 

  • Walk to and from work 
  • Make the most of your lunch breaks and get out for a walk
  • Make the most of the light evening and get out for a walk with your family

The other great thing about walking is that you can challenge yourself to walk further each week or use this time away from your phone and computers to focus on yourself. 


Another form of gentle exercise that we love here at Eternalbeing is Swimming. Swimming laps in a pool, treading water while talking to friends or even taking part in water aerobics are all brilliant ways to take on some gentle exercise this Spring. 

There are plenty of great leisure centres across the UK, that will allow you to use their indoor pools. 


Yoga is great to take part in all year round, however, Vinyasa yoga is a really gentle exercise and it is a brilliant way to wake up your body and mind in Spring. Vinyasa yoga is also known as ‘flow yoga’ and is perfect for those who haven’t tried yoga before. It is all about focusing on your breathing and movements that flow together into a sequence. This type of yoga is not just great for getting your body moving but it also helps to reduce any feelings of stress and it can help increase flexibility within your body. 

If you want to try out Vinyasa yoga, there are lots of free videos on YouTube, meaning you can learn and do this at home or in the garden! 

Carrying our gentle exercise each day, will not only be great for you and your physical health but also your mental health. If you’re interested in other ways to look after your body and mind, visit our blog today.